David Myers


November 1953, Four Gables Maternity Home, Horsforth.


Grew up and lives in Yeadon

Date of Interview

19th February 2021

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David Myers (1st March 2021) 

David Myers is a quiet, unassuming man whose thorough knowledge of film and sound engineering has played a pivotal part in the success of Back-Chat.

In our chat we discuss Coronavirus and mental health and the way our government has handled the pandemic in the UK.

Family Christmases and holidays add a lighter side to our chat before we move on to the facial birthmark that David had operated on as a child and how it was handled by David and others.

David, a lifelong bachelor, worked at Crompton Parkinson’s for 34 years and, following the closure of the factory in 2004. happily retrained as a driving instructor.

His overwhelming interest for many years has been amateur film-making at which he has excelled – to have the renowned TV personality and steeplejack Fred Dibner tell you he has watched your film about a traction engine several times is pretty good praise!

Interviewer: Carlo Harrison

Cataloguer: Fiona Quinton

Sound Engineer David Myers

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You can listen to the entire recording by clicking the start arrow or, you can move the slider to one of times shown for the headings opposite, they are a guide to the many things we chatted about.
Back Chat00.45
Corona Virus – Mental Health07.45
Parents – Derek (Warp Twister) & Margaret (Burling & Mending)18.45
Sisters – Christine & Susan 28.25 
Single Life28.50
South View & Benton Park Schools32.40
Birthmark – Plastic Surgery36.25
Childhood Christmases41.10
Childhood Holidays – Morecambe – Flamborough Head – Bridlington43.20
Crompton Parkinson’s46.55
Driving Instructor54.20
Film Making101.50
Swimming – Ilkley Outdoor Pool1.11.35
Family Tree1.12.40


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